Don't miss the next "Inside Education," where you can go inside one of CCSD’s new Turnaround Schools to learn how district leaders hope to raise student achievement. Plus, meet a Hoggard Elementary School student turned author and winner of the National PBS Kids Writers Contest. Then, learn more about online learning and recent honors for the Las Vegas Academy. Pictured are Assistant Chief Student Achievement Officer Dr. Jeff Geihs and Inside Education host Mitch Truswell. Watch Inside...More
Victoria Fertitta Middle School students were welcomed with a drumline, red carpet and balloon arch on Sept. 15 when the school kicked off "Fertitta 15," a new set of guiding principles for students. This 5-Star School created a competitive atmosphere for students to follow the new guidelines by establishing four "houses" within the campus, consisting of about 375 students each. The houses are known as Altruisimo, Amistad, Isibindi and Reveur. Principal Lisa Cano Burkhead said the houses...More
The CCSD Police Department, in conjunction with the Care Coalition, will sponsor a “Pill Take Back Day” event on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This community event will take place at Greenspun Junior High School, located at 140 N. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson. Document shredding will also take place, but the primary focus is to collect expired or unused prescriptions so they can be disposed of in a safe manner, which will also help to keep them out of the hands of... More
Nevada students in middle and high school are invited to enter the state's Prescription Drug Prevention Video Contest, sponsored by the governor's office and the attorney general. The deadline to submit entries is Oct. 10, 2014. For more information, call Jodi Joyce of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at (702) 799-8411 or visit www.NV-PSA.com.
A variety of back-to-school topics were covered in the Aug. 21, 2014 edition of School Matters on Vegas PBS. Hosted by Nate Tannenbaum, the show featured a panel consisting of Trustee Patrice Tew, Trustee Deanna L. Wright, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and Chief Innovation and Productivity Officer Jhone Ebert. Click here to watch the program.
United Way of Southern Nevada was awarded a $1,000,000 grant to provide children ages five years and younger an opportunity to attend high-quality preschool programs. Windsong Trust, a private foundation, funded the grant that will provide 250 full-time scholarships for one full year, as well as teacher training and professional development for 135 teachers. “We know quality early childhood education and family engagement are the keys to a successful academic future, and we believe every...More
CCSD Trustee Chris Garvey will hold a District B parent meeting Friday, Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m. in room 200 of Shadow Ridge High School, 5050 Brent Lane, Las Vegas. Topics will include the seven new Magnet programs and five Select Schools coming in the 2015-2016 school year as well as an update on Infinite Campus. For more information, call the Board Office at (702) 799-1072.
The Board of School Trustees will hold a Bond Oversight Committee meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Administrative Center, Room 466, 5100 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas.
Area residents are invited to join Trustee Erin E. Cranor and Trustee Stavan Corbett for a District G and District D Parent and Community meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Vegas PBS, 3050 E. Flamingo Rd. in Las Vegas. Spanish interpreters will be present. To take part in a special tour of Vegas PBS, please arrive by 9 a.m.
CCSD's Magnet Schools and Career & Technical Academies have scheduled community events for Oct. 2, Oct. 18 and Dec. 13 at various locations throughout Clark County. Click here for the schedule. For additional information, visit http://magnet.ccsd.net.